The Grown-Up Business Blog Helping Business Owners Solve Problems

Welcome to my Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of useful information, challenging comment, every day observations as well as some techy bits; all designed to help you grow your business into whatever you want it to be.

I love writing these for you and I’m sure you’ll find them thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Please feel free to share them with others.

I’m constantly curious: thinking, reading, learning and implementing positive change with my business coaching and mentoring. I always have lots of ideas to share with you so check back soon for new content. Why not re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.

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    Are You Looking After Your Employees

    February 26th, 2019

    I’m always keen to help those that help themselves and so when Jamie Costello, a business student from Manchester asked if he could write a blog for my site I […]

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    The Ultimate Guide to Marginal Gains and The 1% Principle

    December 9th, 2018

    The Ultimate Guide to Marginal Gains and The 1% Principle. Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Marginal Gains in One Place

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    Quick Effective Planning

    November 25th, 2018

    Every 90 days, successful businesses regroup, reflect & refocus. They update their plan, their priorities and budget and then tell everyone. Everyone knows they should have a plan but they never seem to […]

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    Building Valuable Business Assets

    November 17th, 2018

    When coaching or mentoring I’m always intrigued as to why people start their own businesses. Over the years I’ve found 2 main reasons; firstly, to generate income and the second […]

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    Build a Management Team on a Budget

    November 9th, 2018

    As your business grows you’re going to need more manpower, so you can continue to delight your customers. You need to build a strong team and that includes an expert management […]

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    Effective Time Management

    October 28th, 2018

    There’s never enough hours in the day especially for a business owner! When I’m coaching it’s one of the most common questions: ‘How do I save time? It seems to […]

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    Should You Start a Business

    October 5th, 2018

    Deciding to start your business seems such an easy decision. But betting on yourself to start, grow and build a thriving business is a scary proposition. You’ve a great idea, […]

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    Ready To Accelerate Growth

    September 26th, 2018

    For most people running a business is all consuming; it takes every waking hour to keep your head above water. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Yes, a […]

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    When High Growth is the Wrong Strategy

    September 18th, 2018

    You have permission to ignore a high growth strategy. In the month when Apple was valued, albeit briefly, as a trillion-dollar company, why is it that a growth strategy is […]

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    Discounting Tactics for Business

    September 2nd, 2018

    We’re in September now and everyone’s attention turns to Christmas trading and finishing the year on a high. But first, its ‘Buy British Day’ on October 1st. Between now and Christmas, […]